School year starts on a high for Melton students

Published on 02 February 2024

It’s been an exciting start to the new school year for students living in the City of Melton. 

Three new schools opened their doors for the start of term one and two extra bus services are helping deliver students to school in Australia’s fastest growing municipality. 

The new schools are Dharra Specialist School in Aintree with capacity for 148 students, Binap Primary School in Brookfield, which has capacity for 575 students, including 50 places for students with disability, and Yarrabing Secondary College in Aintree, which has capacity for 550 students. 

As well as new schools, the State Government announced two additional school bus services in the City of Melton. 

The additional bus services will run to Springside West Secondary College and the new Yarrabing Secondary College. 

Council welcomes the new schools and bus routes and will continue to seek investment in additional schools for our community and more bus routes, so our residents have greater access to a range of opportunities including employment and education.  

Quotes attributable to City of Melton Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik

“We are excited for our students that three new schools have opened their doors within the City of Melton, particularly the addition of a new specialist school in Aintree and places for students with disability in Brookvale Primary.’’

“These schools and the addition of two new bus services increases accessibility to education for residents from some of our newest estates including Aintree, Thornhill Park and Rockbank.”

“Melton City Council is a strong supporter of the benefits of the bus network for connecting some of our most vulnerable members of the community, as well as the positive environmental impact buses have on congestion and emissions.’’ 

“We will continue to represent the community to seek investment for more schools. We will also continue to advocate for a review of the existing bus network and the delivery of additional bus routes, so more residents have access to employment, education and services.” 

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